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Jones East River Option

Intermediate
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A rolling singetrack mountain bike and running trail that runs along the Econlockhatchee River.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

98%

Runnable

46' 14 m

High

15' 5 m

Low

72' 22 m

Up

61' 19 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildlife

The wood bridge over the Econlockhatchee River at end of trail closed for repairs.

Need to Know

There is parking on the left and right side of Snow Hill Road bridge. If this parking is full or you need a bathroom, you can park 0.2 miles down the road at Big Little Econ State Park. This would require a $2 daily entry fee, but there are bathrooms and water on site.

Runner Notes

Trails are rolling sand and dirt, with a few roots. Some low lying areas may be a little muddy, but not enough to slow you down. a couple times the trail is on the rivers edge, so be careful of footing. Listen/watch for mountain bikers as this is a shared trail.

Description

Trail begins under the Snow Hill Road bridge. There is parking and a canoe launch. The trailhead is on your left if you are facing the water. There is a small wooden walkway that leads in to the trees that is the start of the trail. This leads to winding singletrack trails that mostly hugs the river. Some places the trail will split, but they are just offshoots that will quickly lead back to the primary trail.

Mountain bikes can be common on this trail, especially on weekends. The only section that does not keep the river on your right hand side is about a mile in on the peninsula where it weaves around and eventually takes you back to the main trail. It is hard to get lost as the trails always leads back to itself. Sometimes you'll see MTB markers that point to the river.

This trail connects to the Two Bridges Option and ends at the main footbridge that crosses the Econlockhatchee River. This bridge was heavily damaged during hurricane Irma and is under repair so you can not cross the river.

Flora & Fauna

This is a mix of pines, oak , palms & cypress. Alligators are a common sight sunning on the sandy river banks.

Contacts

Shared By:

Casey Collins

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Typical bank trails
Mar 25, 2019 near Chuluota, FL
Several short bridges in place for gully and stream crossings
Mar 25, 2019 near Chuluota, FL
Well traveled by MTB's
Mar 25, 2019 near Chuluota, FL
Exposed areas near the bank have some tall grass.
Mar 25, 2019 near Chuluota, FL
8' foot gator looking hungry
Mar 25, 2019 near Chuluota, FL
A clear way through the palms.
Mar 25, 2019 near Chuluota, FL

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